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with president barack obama a winehouse. they were reviewing strategy for the future of the two country's relationship. >> he said u.s. forces would be moving into a support role by this spring. he said that it was within reach. he said the afghan government would soon start direct talks with the taliban. for more on this story, we're going live to our correspondent in washington. what do we know now about the new framework for the u.s. a moment in afghanistan? >> the details on any security agreement that would kick in after 2014. president obama pointing out the goals of any security agreements, the training and assisting of forces in afghanistan, and the second being targeting terrorists. how exactly they will achieve the goals, new details of potential troop numbers. those of the numbers everyone are waiting for. obama, it was very important for him to point out the nature of the mission was joining from combat to a mission that was purely a sustained, advising, and training. that tells us they're very eager to draw down as quickly as possible. >> what has been controversial in the
with president obama, our country is at a crossroads. we need i think our leaders to hold people accountable and to stick up for working families. the poor and the elderly. they have given enough. we can get more revenue. we just have to have the guts to do it. we don't need our leaders to stand in front of big donors and not have the guts to make the decisions of what's right for america. the folks that have to pay more are the bush era tax cuts. those recipients in my opinion. we can get more out of them. and of course it's all about the loopholes, isn't it? well, how are we going to change tax policy? washington if we can't get anything passed in the senate? the entire lynchpin to the 113th is going to be what is harry reid does with changing the rules for the filibuster. then we can move to get to these tax loopholes that has helped the wealthiest americans in this country. it's all about ideology. what do you believe in? do you believe the lower 80% of americans should actually serve up a little bit more to make this thing right? because we never paid for the wars in iraq and afghanista
's done so much for this country. samantha says leave rushmore as is. obama desempbs his own monument. we've got more on the rushmore debate coming up in the show. but, first, we want to hear from you. tell us what you think. please head over to facebook and search politics nation and like us to join the conversation that keeps going long after the show ends. about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete. >>> today, a big step toward putting an end to this eight-year mess that was george w bush's foreign policy. at the white house, president obama met with afghanistan's president and he made a big announcement. we achieved our central goal, or have come very close to achieving our central goal, which is to decapacity al-qaida to make sure that they can't attack us again. by the end of next year, 2014, the transition will be complete. afghans will have full responsibility for their security. and this war will come to a responsib
between a secret service agent and a prostitute in colombia. agents were in the country preparing forresident obama's visit last april. two dozen secret service employees and military service members have been implicated in the scandal. the report says the dea agents should not face criminal charges. >> we know it's going to get warm over the weekend, or at least we're hoping it is. but before that, doug tells us there's something else coming our way that we need, right, doug? 'll. >> that's for sure. something we haven't needed in a couple of weeks. actually the umbrellas may actually be needed. we need to see the rain. i think we'll see a little bit during the day tomorrow. but in the next couple of days, could be a lot of rain in the forecast. lying temperatures today, just gorgeous. 57 with abundant sunshine. today was a beautiful day. 59 in fredericksburg, 52 for a high in gaithersburg, 54 in leesburg. just a beautiful afternoon. friday, however, i don't think will be anything near what we saw out there. expect cooler temperatures and rain to begin to make its way in here. i
that to me i'm disappointed that we continue to have more than 60,000 troops in that country. >> bret: charles? >> obama was careful to define the role as merely blunting or decimating al-qaeda. if that is the case the goal was achieved in six months. obviously, the surge that he ordered was meant for something much largeer. the fact is that it's sort of today was acknowledgment that the surge failed. and we're leaving. the question is whether what do you leave behind? the most important element in this decision is that we want to use afghanistan as a base not for afghanistan itself, which doesn't really matter. but for pakistan. it's the northern part of pakistan. waziristan, which is where the new homeland is of terrorist is who would attack the american homeland. i think what the objective would be is to have a small number of bases, small number of soldiers from which you could direct the trone attacks or special forces. remember, in the raid to kill bin laden, launching area was from afghanistan. and if we hadn't had afghanistan as the base from which we could launch, we'd have t
't matter. but president obama does believe that america is a flawed country and it is his duty to correct those flaws. that's why we're not seeing much give in the president's position on government spending. he doesn't want to cut social programs. he doesn't want to reform entitlements. that's clear. when you say hey, mr. president, have you run up nearly $6 trillion in debt in four years, mr. obama doesn't seem to care. he has borrowed more money than every president combined up until bush the younger's first year in office. think about that. think about that. one president borrowing more than 43 presidents combined. next up, after gun control is borrowing even more money. next month, congress will be asked again to raise the debt ceiling. most republicans will oppose that acting for definite spending cuts before more borrowing. does the president care? >> the only viable option here is congress to fulfill -- that congress fulfills its responsibility and ensures that the united states of america pays its bills as it has always paid its bills through the its history. >> bill: just shut u
. [ laughter ] >> cenk: the nones not affiliated with any religion are 20% of the country and went to obama, but they have zero political power. they're not focused. they don't make demands. they're not an activist group that say take us seriously and don't have the money to back it up. that's an enormous difference. giglio he's fighting against sex slavery, et cetera. >> very important work in that reward. some say this happened 15 years ago. is it fair to say this is the guy we draw the line on? >> other prominent speaker had evolved. had he evolved i think people would have given him a pass. he demonstrated that he hasn't evolved. you mentioned things he wrote in his withdrawing from the inauguration statement. there was some, you know, certain like dog whistling about not being aevolved at all. i will most certainly pray for him on inauguration day. our nation is divided. >> cenk: let me give the audience one last quote from giglio. this is from the mid-1990's: >> cenk: well, if he wanted to move aggressively toward that community, and they move aggressively back, that's sad day. it's c
to the bone a bit. it is more a gimmick. but by 2016 there have been eight years of obama's cool, collected presidency and that is what the country wanted in 2008 after eight years of shoot from the hip presidency with bush. people might be ready from something that is calmer than the sort of neither was for obama's in control nature that helped launch him to the presidency in 2008. >> i want to listen to something that was said yesterday in the state of the state address he said things that could lay the ground work for him having to run against joe biden and hillary clinton. his issue was assault weapons control. and he also talked about women's issues. let's listen to that. >> maybe it's a man's world. but it is not a man's world in new york. not anymore. we are going to pass this women's equality act and change the life for my daughters and your daughters and your sisters and your nieces and your wife and your significant other and every person in this room. every person in this room. and we are going to do it this year. >> and karen, he may also try to prevent a woman hillary clinton f
's being the best vice president he can be to president barack obama and to this country. he'll make a decision about what his future holds over the next couple of years. nothing -- no decision has been made or he'll make. he's focused on what you see before him and that is making sure that we don't have another repeat of what happened, the tragedy in connecticut or colorado or in virginia. that's what he's focused on as well as obviously a whole other array of domestic and foreign policy issues. but i've been very proud of him. he's been very effective and it's a very effective partnership between he and the president of the united states. >> we'll see what he comes up with again, the deadline he wants to provide the president with options is by tuesday. delaware attorney general beau biden. thanks, sir. >> thanks, thomas. >> we'll bring our political power panel, bacon and joe sestak and ms nbc contributor. perry, i want to start with you and based on what i was able to maybe get out of beau a little bit, more like the matix avoiding that conversation. he was able to help facilitat
'm amy goodman with juan gonzalez. >> welcome to all our listeners and viewers from around the country and around the world. president obama is facing criticism for nominating another former wall street executive to become treasury secretary. thursday, obama tapped his own chief of staff jack lew to replace timothy geithner air. lew was an executive at citigroup from 2006 to 2008 at the time of the financial crisis. he served as chief operating officer of citigroup's alternative investments unit -- a group that bet on the housing market to collapse. lew has long pushed for the deregulation of wall street. from 1998 to january 2001 he headed the office of management and budget under president clinton. during that time, clinton signed into law two key laws to deregulate wall street -- the financial services modernization act of 1999 and the commodity futures monitored his asian act of 2000. on thursday, independint senator of vermont bernie sanders criticized the nomination saying -- at a press conference at the white house thursday, president obama praised the record of jack lew. >> jac
to the lower house of parliament in an election. since then she has visited various countries, including the united states. she used those visits to seek international support for reform in myanmar. >>> afghanistan's president hamid karzai is meeting barack obama at the white house on friday. it will be a critical meeting to negotiate the scale of any long-term u.s. military presence in the war-torn country. ahead of those talks karzai on thursday met with leon panetta at the pentagon. the secretary of defense says the military campaign is reaching its final chapter. >> after a long and difficult task, we finally are, i believe, at the last chapter of establishing an afghanistan, a sovereign afghanistan, that can govern and secure itself for the future. >> afghanistan will, with the help that they provide be able to provide security to its people and to protect its borders. >> panetta said he and karzai made good progress but he declined to say whether they had agreed the size of the u.s. force that will remain in afghanistan. >> after a long and difficult path, we are finally, i believe
to president obama on tuesday. >>> while that meeting was going on, across the country gunfire erupted at another school. a 16-year-old boy shot one classmate with a shotgun and tried to shoot another but missed. this was at a high school in taft, california. the boy had been planning the attack and targeted students who bullied him. if teachers prevented more bloodshed in talking the student to putting the gun down. the injured student is in critical but stable condition. >>> the man accused of opening fire inside a colorado movie theater. after four days of graphic testimony of the night james holmes allegedly shot and killed 12 people and injured 70 more in a theater last summer, a judge ruled there is enough evidence to take the case to trial. the judge says prosecutors established probable cause on more than 160 felony counts. holmes' attorneys asked for today's arraignment to be delayed. >>> in new york city, a domestic dispute turns into a deadly fire. neighbors caught the massive fire on video last night. take a look. this is as flames gutted that building in soho neighborhood.
with them. [ laughter ] you slut! [ laughter ] this is what the country has come to. [ laughter ] another thing i'm not happy about, folks: obama's failed second term. it doesn't start for two weeks and it is a disaster. point is, i gave it a chance. even members of obama's cabinet are jumping off the s.s. barack like rats leaving for an opportunity in the private sector. [ laughter ] but the thing that disturbs me and my fellow pundits with air time to fill, is who obama has picked to replace them. >> have a look at this picture. ask yourself. look closely. what's missing? >> do you notice something? there are no women in the picture. >> where have the women gone? >> it shows the president with senior advisers in the oval office, all of them are male. >> stephen: those four white guys are right. [ laughter ] this is the 21st century. when filling his cabinet, there's only one question he should be asking: >> hey, where the white women at? [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] >> stephen: that's true. folks, look. this picture is damning. and i don't care if 43% of obama's appointees have be
where president obama is free riding on security, and not moving governments forward to get other stake holding in the rest of the country. i think the president has moved that security blanket in part to change the dynamic in the region. he is also committed to rebalancing attention on asia, and he is taking military forces out should they be needed for iran and other matters. this is a very shrewd, smart move that i think the wlous is making. >> now, what we're seeing here, as well, is that they -- we just -- we're told that there's a two-minute warning. they do not want to remain there, but they're not willing to acknowledge, nor should they, given the sensitivities and the pain and suffering and the horrific loss on all sides. those 30,000 marines were exposed to, you know, grievous harm, and many lives were lost, and it didn't do what the generals had hoped for. >> that's not something they will ever acknowledge because it delegitimatizes the loss of those people. you may get a faster transition from a purely political perspective, this is what the obama administration would like.
obama to triple u.s. force levels and to try to get ambitious to try to nationwide in that country and build up a self sustaining country. i think that entire decision and policy is going to prove to be extraordinarily controversial. >> he didn't only double down in afghanistan, president obama tripled down in terms of tripling the number of u.s. troops. this has clearly become president obama's war, so he's got a lot at stake. let's tee a quick break. we'll a wait these two presidents and continue our special coverage right after this. business. or protect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. >>> welcome back. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. we're awaiting the president of the united states and the president of afghanistan. they've been meeting in the oval office, very important meeting on the future of u.s./afghan relat
're going into nut country. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this, paranoid america is climbing out of its bunker. the near possibility that the obama administration might stop the easy sale of the scariest guns to the scariest people has aroused the slippery slope crowd. these cousins of the grassy knoll folks believe that any limit on the wide open market for guns and ammo threatens their own hardware. any reasonable action by the american people to stop the carrage is to these paranoids the first unfaltering step to mass confiscation of everything from shoth guns to daisy rifles. well, tonight we let you hear from the craziest of the crazies. my question, are the regular gun owners of this country, the people who go out and hunt in hunting season, the people who shoot skeet or simply like to pack their own bullets, regular gun enthusiasts, are they going to listen to these nut cases or joe biden when he offers proposals next week on background checks and high capacity magazines? who are the people that are going to deci
about it and said you cannot take these guantanamo terrorists to my country. in fairness, obama announced the closing of guantanamo and dick cheney said it's a horrible idea, but these are the worst of the worst, a statement that was false. 40 of the people had been cleared by the bush administration. 40 more won habeas cases. peter dick cheney was lying or did not know the facts. the obama administration did not take them on, in any event. then they want to take that group into virginia, frank wolf said don't do that, and they backed down, the obama administration backed down. then congress said you cannot take them. what he's got to do is grow a pair of big ones, but he's got to have a plan and these guys to work it. there are problems, but it's doable, and he has the power to do it. it will take a few months, but he could do it. >> there's no political value in doing it. >> it has to be moral. >> it's your legacy. >> the lady behind you. >> where my going? -- where am i going? >> sorry. i'm from the constitution project on the taniya treatment. colonel davis managed the dark
weekend. there's some rain drops to talk about, i'll see you back here. >>> president obama signed a bill making pinnacle's national monument the country's 59th and newest national park. pin -- pinnacle is now the closest national park to the bay area. it gets its name from the rocks made from an extent volcano. it's culturally significant to several native american tribes. it's also popular with rock climbers. the new designation is expected to draw more visitors and business to the area. most visitors visit in spring and fall because it can be very hot during the summer months. >>> allowed what sounded to me like an explosion. almost like a shotgun blast. >> a big rig crashes falls 30 feet from >>> a paramedic that pulled a driver from a big rig wants to find the two men who helped him. rob roth shares the paramedic story and the images now sered in his memory. >> you can see right there it's singed. >> reporter: perry hood suffered second degree burns on his arm trying to save a man he never knew. >> we did everything we could. >> reporter: this is what the big rig looked like seconds
'll see you back here. >>> president obama signed a bill making pinnacle's national monument the country's 59th and newest national park. pin -- pinnacle is now the closest national park to the bay area. it gets its name from the rocks made from an extent volcano. it's culturally significant to several native american tribes. it's also popular with rock climbers. the new designation is expected to draw more visitors and business to the area. most visitors visit in spring and fall because it can be very hot during the summer months. >>> allowed what sounded to me like an explosion. almost like a shotgun blast. >> a big rig crashes falls 30 feet from the highway and explodes into flames. the firsthand accounts of the efforts to save the driver. >> and what women should know about ambient. >>> a paramedic that pulled a driver from a big rig wants to find the two men who helped him. rob roth shares the paramedic story and the images now sered in his memory. >> you can see right there it's singed. >> reporter: perry hood suffered second degree burns on his arm trying to save a man he never kn
in this country do not require a background check. the vice president will deliver his proposal to president obama by next tuesday. >>> there are new details about a shootings at a rural california high school. police say a 16-year-old student walked into taft high armed with a shotgun. he shot one student, fired at another, and missed, then a teacher and student supervisor talked him into giving up his weapon. tonight that wounded student is in critical but stable condition, and according to the cops, the student had planned the attack and targeted students he felt had bullied him for more than a year. >> it goes without saying to stand there and face someone that has a shotgun, who has already discharged it and shot a student, that speaks volumes to these two young men. >> teachers and other staffers had attended a safety drill less than two hours before the shooting happened. the gun used in that shooting belonged to the gunman's brother. >>> new tonight, a judge has ruled there is enough evidence to bring james holmes to trial. he is charged with shooting up a colorado movie theater last summe
on america, we don't trust each other? >> no, it's an indictment of the obama administration's view of america and the america this administration has created. >> it's definitely a role in it as well of course, but by the same token, at the top of the the list the scandanavian countries or european countries that president obama would like us to emulate and things that rank high there are the acceptance of other people, diversity, those kind of things. stuart: diversity in norway? >> i know. stuart: are you kidding me. charles: they ranked number one with diversity, we're like number 14 in diversity. looking at the list, ireland more diverse, sweden is more diverse. so, it's kind of a faulty report, but the gist of it is true. more americans are losing faith in what made america great. stuart: i'll give you that, but norway diverse? >> i agree. stuart: new the at 10 we talk to the man who helped write the last assault weapons ban. will any new legislation really stop another mass shooting and what about assault weapons that are currently owned? what are we going to do with them if t
the country on sunday that the obama administration's response to newtown is extreme. 74% of nra members support criminal background checks on all gun buyers. blocking common sense solutions couldto keep military-style weapons out of dangerous hands? now, that is extreme." and then in prototypical meant to be intimidating style they gone go on to list her office phone number and district the reader of this ad to tell senator heitkamp it's time to stand up for american families not the gun lobby. they give her direct number and tell people to call her. and i have no idea whether anybody called. but this kind of thing is designed to make a member of congress feel like there is a political threat to them and not just on one side of this issue but on both sides. and after that happened, she said that thing she said on sunday, those ads came out on tuesday, and after that senator heitkamp put out a statement clarifying that while she does believe that americans have a right to bear arms, "with that right come responsibilities." the senator stating affirmatively, "have a responsibility to keep
"zero dark thirty" which opens tonight here and around the country. president obama big day at the white house today. president hamid karzai from afghanistan is in town. they will start their -- expanded meeting of the president, the vice president and the president of afghanistan with other cabinet members at 10:00 a.m. this morning. at 10:30 the president and president karzai go alone into the oval office. for a restricted meeting. at noon, the president and the vice president and president karzai continue their conversation over lunch. and at 1:15 p.m. this afternoon the president and president karzai will hold a joint news conference in the east room of the white house. i will be there with the white house press corps to see the two presidents. come back and get the latest from michael tomasky. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, what do you say? good morning everybody. it is friday january 11. good to see you today. thank you for joining us on the "full court press." as we come to you live coast-to-coast from our studio here on capitol hill, bringing you the news of the day. giving. >>
and training afghan forces. president obama making it very clear, though, u.s. troops will still be in harm's way if they continue to be in the country. the big question mark remanes, how many troops are in afghanistan after 2014? today, president obama not answering that question but saying that he is going to consult with the commanders and come up with a solution and announce that within what he called the coming months. his language was very interesting today. he continuously say if we have troops there after 2014. the white house, the president today signaling they might be leaning toward a more scaled back troop presence after 2014. as you mentioned, the white house earlier this week suggesting that the president might be open to having zero troops in the country. of course, that's coming under some criticism. people who say that will leave the country vulnerable. open to essentially destabilizing, deinvolving in to a civil war. hamid karzai has privately said that he favors a more robust u.s. troop presence but today, of course, he said troops are less important than the u.s. coopera
obama could use an executive order to restrict weapons in the country. intense arguments lies heyed. >> we still live in a democracy in this country. after next tuesday the fight will move from the white house over to capitol hill. that is where the gun owners in this country are really going to show their strength, their fortitude and what democracy is all about. we are going to be coming out there and this fight is far from over. >> today at 2:15 vice president biden is going to meet with members of the video gaming industry whose meeting has focused on the actual guns themselves. now the attention it turning to the way guns are talked about and played with virtually. >>> the gun debate is not only front and center in the nation's capitol but across the country. we have seen outrage from both sides specifically after a story out of westchester county. a local paper there the journal newsprinted the names and addresses of people who legally possess firearms. >> the newsroom has remained silent not saying anything about the decision to public the names. they have hired an armed guar
and prosperity lies with the individual and the family. president obama's second inauguration creases coming up soon it will be a good time for him to remind the country that our government is dependent on the people not the other way around. we also need more clarity and discussion from all leaders about the importance of family. despite the wide spread -- children do better two parent married households. despite we know about the instability in financial hardship caused by single farpting, trying to raise parents on their own, and despite statistics about worse educational greater criminal justice involvement and greater welfare usage among single parents. despite this our leader, our university, our media, religious institution and the leader where the group with the problem is most severe the african-american hispanic community refuse to take this issue on aggressively or deal with it in any meaningful way. this problem is particularly glaring in the reporting of most our media, which to sometimes celt, devotes great effort to chronicling remarkable details the difficulty of the poor but ca
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